Ballet pupils fly the flag for Moorland in France

by Jan 18, 2019

Plié to pointe, what better location than Paris? Students from Moorland International Ballet Academy enjoyed a fantastic trip full of dancing and site seeing, whilst competing in the prestigious YAPG.

Youth America Grand Prix, Inc. [YAPG] is the world’s largest non-profit international student ballet competition and scholarship program, open to dance students of all nationalities 9–19 years old

Dancing both individually and as a group the students impressed the judges with their technical ability and talent.

Simon Kidd, Director at Moorland International Ballet School said:

“Two of our students were asked to perform in the final at the event and were also awarded with scholarships to train in Paris and Canada this summer which is absolutely fantastic. Lynsey and I (Artistic Director) couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of our students. Throughout the trip they conducted themselves excellently, danced exceptionally and we all had a wonderful time watching Ballet dancers from around the world perform.”

The trip gave students essential performance experience on a world stage, a chance to win scholarships and platform to be seen by fellow esteemed Ballet Schools.

Simon continued:

“The benefit of this trip was not only to compete, but to gain experience and practise travelling. The students learnt first-hand about airport travel and we also took multiple forms of public transport throughout the trip. At Moorland we prepare our students for their future careers, much of this may be travelling around the world for auditions and we want to make sure they have the confidence to do this.”

Taking time to see the sites whilst keeping active, the students also took the steps up the Eiffel Tower to experience a great view of the city.